Take a walk through Exchange for Revit software and see the most popular apps in action. In this class we will present a mix of Autodesk, Inc., apps that are sure to help any Revit user or CAD manager eliminate repetitive design tasks and create higher-quality designs. See some fun apps too.
Any Revit user,
or IT manager who is interested in learning how to use apps to improve productivity
Sasha Crotty joined Autodesk, Inc., in 2005 as a developer for Revit Structure software. She went on to lead the Revit Structure Development Team before switching gears into product management. Sasha is currently a member of the Revit Product Management Team in the Building and Collaboration Product Group. As the Revit platform technologies product manager, she is responsible for the direction and evolution of Revit software's core frameworks, performance, and application programming interface. Sasha holds a BA in architecture and a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and she is pursuing her MBA degree at Boston University. In her spare time Sasha enjoys growing miniature orchids, and she is an avid traveler.
Heather Lech joined Autodesk in 2005 as a QA Analyst for the Revit team where she tested many features including group, links, conceptual massing, adaptive components, and graphics. Before joining Autodesk, she worked as an architect for eight years in the Boston area - most recently at Perkins + Will. Heather is a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds an architecture license in the state of Massachusetts. She received a bachelors in Pure Mathematics and a Masters in Architecture. She currently teaches Revit Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology and recently edited the textbook Autodesk Revit 2014 Essentials. Heather currently works as a User Experience Designer at Autodesk where she contributes to Revit enhancements and upcoming Autodesk cloud offerings.
Lifecycle Assessments (LCA) are gaining relevance as a way to minimize a building's environmental impact. This seminar will demonstrate how we can use Revit software to perform LCA on architectural projects at any stage of the design process using Tally software, a new add-in released in 2014. The session will acquaint the audience with LCA through a comprehensive review of key concepts and their relation to building materials. Instructors will give hands-on demonstrations of Tally in a Revit environment, conducting assessments ranging in scale from discreet studies appropriate for addressing early design phase considerations to design option comparisons and whole-building assessments. We will tie these assessments back to core LCA concepts, highlighting the magnitude of the impacts found through assessments as compared to the modeled operational impacts of the demonstration projects.
The Dynamo open-source, visual-programming environment extends the parametric functionality of Revit software and Vasari software, as well as functioning as a stand-alone application. It is accessible to both programmers and non-programmers, and it has the ability to graphically script behavior, define custom function, and insert traditional text-based code. The Dynamo extension is developing at a rate that is much faster than most tools in architecture, engineering, and construction; this class will provide insight from the Development Team into recent additions and new functionality on the horizon.
The new Atlanta Falcons stadium is a large, complex project that strives to push sustainability forward in the realm of sports design and construction. The Design Team—led by 360 Architecture, with structural engineer BuroHappold Engineering also responsible for sustainability strategy and exterior lighting design—wanted to include Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) as a part of the decision-making process for the new stadium. Core Sustainability Team members identified the Revit software Tally application as a tool that would provide effective and quick LCA feedback during design. With the project making extensive use of Revit software for effective design coordination, members integrated Tally into the project workflow. This lecture will share lessons learned about the benefits and challenges of using Tally on large-scale projects, and we'll cover the most effective way to use Revit software to generate LCAs in order to reduce the project's environmental impact and raise its public profile with regard to sustainability.
This class will cover the setup and deployment of the Revit Server application across 10 locations that are currently being used in production internally for multioffice, multicontinent collaboration. We will cover everything from planning to hardware selection to training as we complete our first year utilizing this technology.
AU Las Vegas
Revit for Architects, Revit for Structural Engineers